Monday, September 01, 2008
Stealth Taqiyya: Uncover, then surgically detach.
The term “stealth taqiyya” may seem to be a redundancy, but what I am getting at is a particular type of taqiyya that is doubly clever.
Contrasted with ordinary taqiyya, by which a Muslim pretends to be nice and tolerant and makes claims that Islam is nice and tolerant, the practitioner of stealth taqiyya goes further:
He begins by apparently conceding, or even going the extra mile to actually uncover, the seamy underside of Islam, its dark side. Then, deftly and cleverly, he uses his concession (or his uncovering) as a tool by which to surgically detach the dark side from Islam itself. This is far more effective than ordinary taqiyya, especially in a context where more and more Infidels are becoming suspicious of Muslims, and hunger for some unvarnished truth-telling about their growing suspicion of something deeply, and broadly, wrong with Islam. In this context, the stealth taqiyyist with one hand satisfies the Infidel’s hunger for truth—and then, with the left hand, uses the Infidel’s satisfaction to subtly, even subliminally, reinforce the Myth of the Moderate Muslim Majority. The reinforcement achieved will be that much more effective when the taqiyyist has offered some tasty morsels first—morsels that have the temporary appearance of indicting Islam—rather than simply smiling and denying that there is anything wrong with Islam at all, as the ordinary taqiyyist does.
The Muslim reporter for the recent installment of the Undercover Mosque Dispatch out of the U.K. is, it is eminently reasonable to conclude, a stealth taqiyyist. While the benefits of this Undercover Mosque report are obvious—not only in uncovering the murderous hatred, intolerance and xenophobia in Islam, but also in uncovering it at a mosque (the large mosque at Regent’s Park in London) that was supposedly “moderate” and devoted to “interfaith” seminars—there are two things wrong with it which reveal its stealth taqiyya modus operandi:
1) The reporter herself—a Muslim who goes by the pseudonym “Sara Hassan”—weaves into her report of the seamy, dark underside of the mosque which she infiltrated the claim that “most Muslims” are not at all like the “fundamentalist” Muslims she documented. She buttresses that claim with another claim, that male preachers she saw in another part of that mosque were preaching “moderate” content. However, she gives zero evidence for these claims. While she documents in detail the “extremism” of the objectionable sermons, she gives zero details about the supposedly “moderate” sermons. And note that the “moderate” sermons were conducted by males, by which most everyone would subliminally conclude that they were the more dominant part of that mosque’s activity. Sara Hassan thus weaves into her report the Myth of the Moderate Muslim Majority, and her own identity as one such “moderate” Muslim—indeed, one courageous enough to go out on this limb of infiltrating a Muslim mosque!—adds ostensible credibility to it.
2) Closely related to #1 is the frequent allusion in the report to the “Saudis” and “Wahhabis”—subliminally reinforcing in the reader and viewer that the problem here is Saudi “Wahhabism”, rather than Islam itself. When she claims there were “moderate” sermons by male imams, she makes a point of saying they were “Egyptian”—hence, not Saudi.
If Sara Hassan is doing taqiyya, it is quite a clever form of it: In effect what she is doing is satisfying the hunger that is growing more and more among Infidels for some unvarnished truth about Islamic extremism—so she provides a hot and scandalous example of it in this project, the Undercover Mosque report. However, part and parcel with these tasty morsels for the hungering Infidel comes a “package”—namely, that the extremism you see here represents a “hijacking” of true Islam, and only reflects a small minority. Thus the Myth of the Moderate Muslim Majority is reinforced—ingeniously using damning evidence of the dark and seamy underside!—rather than undermined.
The danger with reinforcing that Myth has the following effect:
It will serve (insofar as Western Infidels are gullible to it, and most seem to be) to bracket out the vast majority of Muslims from suspicion, thus allowing untold numbers among them to continue to infiltrate our West, either to continue to implement generalized stealth jihad in its various forms (not the least of which is the sheer demographic presence of multitudes of Muslims among us), or worse yet—to network in various webs of passive enabling and active support of terrorist cells.
As long as the Infidel consumer digests the substance of the Undercover Mosque reports and reject Sara Hassan’s clever packaging, it constitutes an enormous boost for the War of Ideas portion of our larger rally to defend our West. Unfortunately, since PC MC remains dominant and mainstream, it is more likely that a majority of Westerners will swallow the whole thing—including the edible, sugarcoated packaging.
Imagine George Bush, only one of the more famous Believers in the Myth of the Muslim Majority, watching the report. At the end of his viewing, were he asked for his two cents, he would undoubtedly say something like:
“These are radical extremists, and they are a problem in our societies, but they are only a tiny minority who are trying to hijack the great and noble Religion of Peace, Islam. They are twisting the religion of the vast majority of peaceful Muslims, who are all moms and dads just like the rest of us!”
Moral of the Story:
No Muslim can be trusted—not even the seemingly benign Muslim, and not even the one who seems willing to concede certain ugly data about certain Muslims.